GSK and Kuehne + Nagel agree five-year global logistics partnership

Kuehne + Nagel has signed an end-to-end global logistics contract with healthcare giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), valid until 2021.

Under the terms of the partnership, Kuehne + Nagel will run the core business of transporting products from the raw materials supplier to trade customers for GSK, which has numerous suppliers, a large number of manufacturing units and a variety of specific routes to patients and consumers in more than 100 countries.

Kuehne + Nagel was selected as a partner due to the company’s existing track record with GSK, strength in the industry, maturity of Integrated Logistics provision and significant investment strategy in pharmaceuticals and consumer products logistics.

Detlef Trefzger, Chief Executive Officer of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, said: “We are very excited about this long-term collaboration with GSK. Our focus is to leverage existing experience and industry-specific solutions serving the pharmaceutical and consumer sector which will deliver incremental benefits to GSK. Our integrated logistics approach, comprising air, sea, overland services and Logistics Control Centres in four regional hubs will enable GSK’s global supply chains to move to the next level of performance.”